Tuesday 21.10.2014


New publication: Provision of forest ecosystem services

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European forests provide various goods and services for the people. While wood is the most prominent, also game, cork, mushrooms and greenery are important in many regions. Despite their importance, many goods and services are not marketed.

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Open post at EFI: Head of FLEGT&REDD Unit

EFI has opened a vacancy for Head of Unit for the FLEGT&REDD facilities, located in Barcelona. We are seeking a senior professional with strong international leadership and management experience to work together with a group of dynamic, committed experts to lead and develop further both facilities in the context of increasing importance of forests in the international environmental and climate policy.

Deadline for applications: 15 November 2014.

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Register now to ThinkForest event!

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The European forest-based sector is undergoing more significant structural changes than for decades, and the next 20 years are likely to change the sector even more. Many of these changes originate outside the sector itself: the need to move societies towards a more resource-efficient bioeconomy, the new economic role of Europe in a globalised world, and the impact of new technologies. Against this background, ThinkForest discusses 'Forests and the bioeconomy: Future steps' in the European Parliament on 13 November 2014.

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FORRISK Seminar: Wind damage risk to forests
29 October 2014, Bilbao, Spain.
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EFIMED Week: Annual Meeting and Scientific Seminar. 5-7 November 2014, Kavala, Greece. Extended registration deadline: 24 October 2014.
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5th International Conference of Fire Effects on Soil Properties.
14-17 July 2015, University College Dublin, Ireland
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News from EFI member organisations:

Scientists from INRA, in collaboration with WSL (Switzerland) and European colleagues, studied the resistance of forests to drought according to the diversity of tree species.
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Watch the interview of the new IFSA president at IUFRO World Congress here!

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Society & Natural Resources is pleased to offer FREE access to a selection of highly cited and important articles. The collection includes over 50 articles that are now available to view and download until 31st July 2015.
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